Rock Art Recognized Globally

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By Frederick Philander WINDHOEK The month-long regional technical course on the conservation of Rock Art Heritage in Namibia, attended by participants from sixteen African countries, formally ended yesterday. Participants received hands on practical training at Twyfelfontein, the first Namibian site to be nominated for World Heritage listing, and at the Brandberg. According to a press release from the National Museum of Namibia, the last week of the technical course focused on issues related to the World Heritage listing. The event was arranged by the National Heritage Council and the National Museum of Namibia and has been financed by the Swedish International Development Agency, the National Heritage Board of Sweden, the World Heritage Center and the ministries of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Finland and Italy. John Mutorwa, Minister of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture was the guest of honour at last night’s closing ceremony that was held at the Polytechnic of Namibia’s Hotel School. Participants in the course came from Botswana, Eritrea, Chad, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Sudan, Seychelles, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia.

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